Sizzix Triangle Box Gift

The stamps are from the Joy’s Life Mother & Daughter set.

I am in LOVE with Sizzix dies.  This one was so easy and fun to use!  Let me show you how it works.

I’m using the Sizzix #656303 Long Triangle box die.  You’ll need the Sizzix extended cutting pads with this die.  That’s what you see in the photo.  Here they are all pretty because I haven’t used them yet, but after I run the die through, they’ll get all scratched up.  That’s the way it goes. 😉

I ran a 6×12 sheet of paper through 1 time and it gave me these two pieces.  The die scores the paper too, which is so nice.  All I had to do was bend the pieces at the score marks.  That may look like 2 different sheets of paper, but it’s a double sided sheet that I used.  The paper is by Anna Griffin, the Isabelle Collection.  I bought it last year.  It’s so pretty.

I used my ATG gun to tape the parts that needed taping.  When you make a box it’s important to use a strong adhesive.  Though it’s not shown, I used my Crop A Dile Big Bite to punch a hole in either side of the triangle box.  Then I threaded ribbon through to make a handle and added some candy hearts.

Here’s a link to a video about how to use the Crop A Dile and the Crop A Dile Big Bite.

Having some punches makes crafting life easier.  These punches are by Marvy Uchida.  They are my favorite for this kind of punching.  Martha Stewart Punches are my favorite for detailed punching.  I used the 2 punches shown to create the tag.  The smaller of the hearts is inked with ColorBox Fluid Chalk inkpad in Rouge.  I also embossed the pink heart using the D’vine Swirl Cuttlebug folder.  I love that one.

The best thing about the stamp set that I used is that if you don’t think your Mother-in-law is fabulous, don’t worry about it.  You can switch it out with another term or name.  I know a bunch of you just breathed a sigh of relief.  LOL!  My Mother & Daughter stamp set works perfectly with my Father & Son set too. You can check them out on the Joy’s Life Products Page.

Time for a Give Away…

Best Craft Oranizer.com has given me one of their great Spool & Store Ribbon Storage and Dispenser Systems to give away!  Have you seen it before?  Here’s a video I made all about it:  How to Use the Spool & Store Video

To be eligible to win: Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite crafting items are.  I’ll choose a winner on Friday, February 11.


Nancy C. Says:
February 7th, 2011 at 4:47 PM e

What a cute box! I guess my favorite item is my expression – but I just got my gypsy and I managed to weld two hearts together and make alot of cards that my granddaughters could use, so that is fast becoming my favorite. I don’t even know everything it can do and I love it already. I also love my punches. Thanks for all your great advice!

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  1. Janet Licari says:

    Great treat holder…good thing Zippy could help out. My favorite items to craft with are the border punches…Martha Stuart makes great ones. Your ribbon holder video showed how helpful this item can be. Thank You for a chance to win one of these.
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  2. Great giveaway, yet again. My favourite crafting items are my Cricut and my Sissex Texture Boutique, plus my Martha Stewart border bunches, my ATG gun ……… I could go on and on and on……… Thanks for a chance to win.

  3. Well, by far my cricut is my favorite crafting tool!! Thanks for the chance to win the ribbon organizer….a much needed addition to my craft closet.

  4. yonkerscrafter says:

    I love double sided decorative papers! You can use them with “freehand cuts”, cricut, punches. texture them…you name it! And they would go great with my ribbons in my NEW ORGANIZER!!!! (hint hint lol!)

  5. clairbear3 says:

    Very cute! I love the punches you used for the tag….I might have to buy me some of those!

  6. VEry cute 🙂 I love the pattern on that paper! My favorite things are the cricut, cuttlebug, i-rock, and zig markers!

  7. bunnyfreak says:

    My favorite things are my cricut, Paint Shop Pro, and my Tim holtz inks.

  8. This makes a lovely little gift and perfect for your very lucky mother in law. My favourite craft item would be between my Cricut and my Cuttlebug that is a hard choice as I love them both.
    Kim xXx

  9. Cindylu2u says:

    Very pretty treat box!! My favorite things for crafting is my Gypsy, I just got mine and don’t know how I did with out it!!

  10. Wow..why haven’t I seen this before..how have I missed this??!! I love to organize..I’m always organizing and re-organizing my craft room..ha. I guess I would have to say my favorite things are new organizers..maybe I’m OCD..I don’t know..I am told I am..lol. I do love pop dots..what in the world would I do without them 🙂 But there are so many faves!

  11. dixonmommy says:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! My ribbon is in a huge mess so I really need something to put it all in. I love all the Valentines Day projects that you are making. They are inspiring me to make new things!


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  12. I have been really wanting to try this spool organizer. My favorite craft items (in no particular order) are: my Cricut Expression, the Custom Cutting System by Creative Memories, and border punches (I LOVE border punches!!!) Thanks for being so wonderful, Joy!

  13. Love your projects. Just found your site. My fav things are numerous but a few are Martha Stewart punches, Sizzix, Big Kick and M. S. scoring board. Also Xyron machines. Love the Chocolate Survival Kit. Will make it next year. Thanks for all info I have found.

  14. First, let me thank you for the Cricut Cartridge checklist. Without it, I would not know what I have! Before I buy another new cartridge, I always look at my list to be sure I am not duplicating. I guess you might say it is one of my favorite tools! 🙂
    I also have to say I love my Cricut Expression! I hope to never be without one again. It sure makes my scrapbooking a lot easier and prettier!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this nifty spool organizer. I could put it to good use if I am fortunate enough to win.
    Thanks also for all the videos and craft ideas you share with us. I really enjoy looking at them and frequently “scraplift” an idea.
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    1. Granny, Thank you so much for mentioning my Cricut Cartridge Checklist in your list of favorite things!!! 😀

  15. What a fun box. I love my glitter pens, I pretty much use them on every card, layout I Make.
    I was just looking for an organizer for my ribbon.

  16. I guess my favorite is my Cricut I love to use that
    Thanks and love your work

  17. Hands down, my paper trimmer and my corner punch. LOOOOOOOOOOVE them!

    Love you too Joy! :o)

  18. I am more of a baking and sewing kind of girl. I just bought the cricut cake for my cake decoration, but I also had to get the original cricut,I am very inspired by what I have seen on your site.
    thank you for inspiring me, Joy 🙂

  19. You have great info forcricut and general crafting- thanks! I would love the ribbon winder and storage set. Ribbon is one of my favs to use, but I really need a way to organize it better. This looks like it could be the answer!

  20. Love your blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

  21. Suni Brandt says:

    Great minds work alike lol…but i am sure yours is more efficient…lol…i keep my scraps in folders…red, yellow, blue…etc in a 12 X 14 FILE BOX FROM wALART….BUT I TOO THROW THE SMALL ONES AWAY OR I WOULD BE BURIED IN THEM LOL…thanx for your videos, they help so much!!!!hoping i win the ribbon storage system !!!

  22. Joy, I just got a Gypsy, jumped on Youtube and found your video..U R the Bomb! Thanks for teaching this old dog some new tricks!

  23. bbcrafter says:

    Have to say my Gypsy is my favorite tool, if that counts! Love your site, Joy, you are awesome!

  24. amer55925 says:

    Thanks for all your tips and ideas. I’ve added your button to my blog because I want others to find you too. Organization. . . can’t have too much of that. I do a similar thing with my paper but I have to do it as I go along otherwise, it would become overwhelming again like it was before. lol Thanks again, Amy.

  25. cannot have too many punches or ribbon!

  26. Thanks for the video about what scraps to keep. I recently purchased a 3-drawer plastic box where I store my scraps: black & white in one drawer, solids in the 2nd, and printed papers in the 3rd. It works really well for me and I’m like you, I DON’T keep every little thing. I also cut my scraps down so they don’t get hung up on each other. Thanks for helping us all get organized, your videos are the best! Have a great week! Terri

  27. Laura Margaret says:

    Thanks for the video … I am a new scrapper and knowing what to keep and what not to keep is helpful.

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